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Senior Director, Global High-Net-Worth Individuals | International Rescue Committee

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We're supporting the International Rescue Committee (IRC) to recruit a Senior Director, Global High-Net-Worth Individuals. We are seeking a senior fundraising leader with considerable experience leading a global HNWI revenue programme.

  • Location: Global: this post could be based in any location where IRC is registered to do business
  • Salary: Competitive remuneration package

About the International Rescue Committee (IRC)

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 28 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.

IRC’s Global Partnerships and Philanthropy (GPP) department is responsible for the global delivery of the International Rescue Committee’s private sector resources (financially contributing circa USD200m per annum, as well as key partnerships and influence that support our mission), and plays an important strategic role in the creation of IRC’s brand, awareness and support for its advocacy goals.

The IRC’s strategy centers on its ambition to continue to improve the scale and effectiveness of IRC programs worldwide with evidence of what works best to impact people’s lives in conflict and fragile settings. GPP comprises colleagues and teams delivering marketing, account management, leadership gifts, board liaison, corporate partnerships, brand stewardship and communications to support this work.

About the role

Senior Director, Global High-Net-Worth Individuals (HNWI)
Reports to: Vice-President, International Development
Location: Global: All locations where IRC is registered to do business
Salary: Competitive remuneration package
Contract: Regular, Permanent

The IRC’s International Development Unit, a part of the Global Partnerships and Philanthropy Department, leads on the Organisation’s engagement with high-value private-sector stakeholders globally (corporations, foundations and individual philanthropists).

The Senior Director, High-Net-Worth Individuals on the International Development team will be responsible for the overall planning, development and implementation of the IRC’s global private-sector high-net-worth individual giving strategy in line with the global private sector strategic plan. They will lead the International Development team into new markets globally and be responsible for meeting a HNWI fundraising goal. The incumbent will drive revenue growth and oversee IRC’s efforts to leverage the influence of the philanthropic community to positively impact the lives of those we serve.

Major responsibilities

  • Develop an overall Global strategy and direct the achievement of ambitious revenue results from the HNWI sector in new markets (outside of the U.S.)
  • Develop and implement a strategy to enter new global markets and expand the IRC’s fundraising presence around the world
  • Establish and manage meaningful relationships with HNWI, leading to transformative gifts to support the work of the IRC
  • Participate in and organise high profile events to expand networking opportunities for HNWI
  • Identify and implement short term and long term HNWI giving strategies, including staffing needs, budget requirements, and income growth projections
  • Liaise with the President’s Office and Leadership Board to further relationships with prospects and donors as appropriate
  • Provide data-driven reporting on above objectives to Vice President and IRC Leadership
  •  Lead and support the International Development team’s efforts by personally cultivating and soliciting high-level, high-impact partnerships that call for a level of seniority/technical competence where director-level participation is relevant and appropriate;
  • Inspire, motivate and challenge the International Development team through active mentorship, fostering an environment that supports new ideas and innovative approaches to partnership development and relationship management;
  • Conceive and deliver appropriate innovations that keep the IRC’s proposition stand-out and relevant;
  • Lead and drive the development and success of a consistent global “one team” approach to the strategic relationship planning and other organised groups, towards maximising the impact of those partnerships in support of the IRC’s mission and mandate, while respecting internal IRC management/reporting structures;
  • Partner with the VP, Development to set annual, and more regular, goals and key outcomes for HNWI efforts;
  • Collaborate with IRC senior leadership to develop an overarching vision for global HNWI support at the IRC, articulating that vision to key constituencies in order to encourage and develop a cross-functional, multi-location culture of effective and innovative engagement;
  • Identify HNWI market and partnerships trends and competitive strengths and weaknesses to inform HNWI giving strategy and the wider GPP Department’s approach to external engagement.

For more information about the role, a full job description and details on how to apply, please contact our recruitment consultant:

Simon Callaghan | 07702 678658 | simon@peridotpartners.co.uk

Closing date: We are proceeding with interviews as soon as strong applications are received.

Home working or standard office work environment; some potential travel in the U.S. and international. This role may require working remotely full or part time, and part time remote employees may be required to share workspace.

IRC strives to be an equal opportunities employer. IRC is committed to equality of opportunity and to non-discrimination for all job applicants and employees. We seek to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce regardless of gender, race, religious beliefs, nationality, ethnic/national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability.

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